New New Worlds…

Happy to say that, after a long gestation, the new New Worlds collection is finally available for pre-order, and will be out in August. Honoured to be among contributors including Alan Moore, Michael Swanwick, Lavie Tidhar, Ian Watson, Paul Park, James Lovegrove, Gwyneth Jones and the great Michael Moorcock himself. The teenage me who loved this magazine would be extremely chuffed – and so am I!

You can find out more here…

https://www.pspublishing.co.uk/new-worlds-trade-paperback-edited-by-nick-gevers–peter-crowther-5362-p.asp

Dublin Worldcon

Very much looking forward to attending Dublin Worldcon

As things stand, these are my programmed events…

Kaffeeklatsch

17 Aug 2019, Saturday 10:00 – 10:50, Level 3 Foyer

Panel: What I learned along the way

17 Aug 2019, Saturday 15:00 – 15:50, Wicklow Room-3

Writing is a many wondrous thing filled with highs and lows, but those lows can be really tough to navigate either after a great success or after a lack of success. Rejection is something every writer has to face, but how do writers keep writing in the face of failure? What lessons have they learned along the way? Our panellists share the ups and downs of a writing life.

Ian R MacLeod (moderator), Aliette de Bodard, Nina Allan, Karl Schroeder (Tor Books), George Sandison (Titan Books)

Panel: The lack of technological progress in fantasy

18 Aug 2019, Sunday 11:00 – 11:50, ECOCEM Room

From the cotton gin to the printing press, technology doesn’t seem to advance in many fantasy worlds – despite hundreds of years of history in which an industrial revolution could happen. Why doesn’t it? Does magic replace the need for technology? What about the growth of magic-powered technology within a fantasy world? What does it take to get a little scientific progress?

Renee Sieber (McGill University) (moderator), Juliet E McKenna, J.S. Meresmaa, Ian R MacLeod

Autographs

19 Aug 2019, Monday 11:00 – 11:50, Level 4 Foyer (CCD)

Eric Choi, Ian R MacLeod, Jeanine Tullos Hennig, Stephen Jones

Reading (probably from something new…)

19 Aug 2019, Monday 13:00 – 13:50, Liffey Room-3

Everywhere & Nowhere out now

Pleased to say that my two volume “greatest hits” e-book collection, Everywhere & Nowhere is out now. Featuring fresh introductions and afterwords by yours truly and a generous selection of my best novellas and short stories going back over three decades. The links and tables of contents are here…

EVERYWHERE:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07SKC16XM/
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ebook/everywhere-3
Google: https://play.google.com/…/books/d…/Ian_R_MacLeod_Everywhere…
Apple: http://books.apple.com/gb/book/id1466119778

NOWHERE:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07SG79H4Y/
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ebook/nowhere-13
Google: https://play.google.com/…/bo…/details/Ian_R_MacLeod_Nowhere…
Apple: http://books.apple.com/gb/book/id1466126590

EVERYWHERE: VOLUME I OF THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES AND NOVELLAS OF IAN R MACLEOD

CONTENTS:

Grownups
Breathmoss
New Light on the Drake Equation
The Master Miller’s Tale
Papa
Frost on Glass
Ephemera

NOWHERE: VOLUME 2 OF THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES AND NOVELLAS OF IAN R MACLEOD

CONTENTS:

The Chop Girl
The Perfect Stranger
Hector Douglas Makes a Sale
Isabel of the Fall
Snodgrass
Nevermore
Tirkiluk
The Visitor from Taured
Nina-With-The-Sky-In-Her-Hair
Starship Day
Second Journey of the Magus
Re-Crossing the Styx
On The Sighting of Other Islands
Past Magic
The Crane Method
The Wisdom of the Group
Well-Loved
The Discovered Country